For the first time since the launch of the Young Arab Voices programme (YAV) in Egypt in 2011, and after a series of successful local debate tournaments, Cairo hosts the 1st National Debate Championship “Egypt Boxing Days 2016” from the 17th to the 19th of April 2016.
Transferable skills such as debating, critical thinking and creative enterprise are central to strengthening resilience in the face of radicalisation and extremist narratives, according to a new study.
“Young Arab Voices” programme ambassadors from Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia had the opportunity to meet with the Tunisian Minister of Education to exchange ideas on proposals to embed debate in the national curricula.
More than 100 emerging youth leaders came together this week in Tunis for the Young Arab Voices ‘Debate to Action’ Regional Forum, featuring a series of regional debates and training sessions over the course of the three-day event.
The "Young Arab Voices" is a regional project, jointly launched by the British Council and the Anna Lindh Foundation, aims at developing skills and opportunities for youth-led debate across the Arab region.